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Main Course Recipes

Whether you’re cooking for one, for a special occasion, or a large gathering of family and friends, the main course is always front and center. Choosing the right dish is made easier with these recipes that are sure to please everyone at your table.

Vegan Pumpkin Curry with Cashew Nuts

Hearty pumpkin and broccoli are simmered in creamy coconut milk curry before being poured over cauliflower rice for a savory dinner.

By Jess Case
Instant Pot Butter Chicken

Slow-simmer butter chicken in an Instant Pot for 30 minutes then pour over cauliflower rice for a zesty curry dish.

By Jennafer Ashley
Zoodles with Turkey Meatballs

Craving spaghetti and meatballs? Make a few healthy swaps like these zucchini noodles and homemade marinara to enjoy this classic dish the Paleo way.

By Jess Case
Thai Curry Zoodle Bowls with Shrimp

Juicy shrimp and fresh veggies simmer in a spicy coconut broth for a hearty, comforting dinner. Best of all, you can make the entire thing in one pot!

By Jess Case
Grilled Lamb Steaks with Rosemary

The trick is in the planning and preparation for this Paleo lamb with rosemary dish. We’ve found marinating for 24-48 hours to be the most effective method for tender, juicy result.

By Lorrie Cordain
Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl with Apples & Cinnamon

Ready for all the flavors of autumn in one breakfast bowl? Try this hearty bowl of mashed sweet potatoes, apples, cinnamon, and chopped nuts for a festive fall breakfast.

By Jess Case
One Pan Butternut Squash Cauliflower Risotto

Try our super easy Paleo risotto made with cauliflower instead of rice and butternut squash for a decadent fall dinner.

By Felicia Lim
Protein-Packed Breakfast Casserole

Start your day with this tasty breakfast casserole filled with protein from eggs, pork, and green veggies in order to repair and build muscle, keep your energy up, and stay full in between meals.

By Jennafer Ashley
Spaghetti Squash Bowl with Chicken & Fall Veggies

Celebrate fall with this hearty spaghetti squash dish! It’s topped with Brussels sprouts, mushrooms, spinach, and crunchy pumpkin seeds for a tasty and nutritious meal. 

By Jess Case
Paleo Ratatouille

Craving veggies? This Paleo-friendly ratatouille is filled with bell peppers, zucchini, eggplant, and tomatoes for a hearty vegetarian meal.

By The Paleo Diet® Team
Wild Game Chili

Cook venison loin and ground bison in beef broth and red wine for this wild game chili that’s not to be missed!

By The Paleo Diet® Team
Slow Cooker Beef Roast with Red Wine

Tender beef roasted in red wine is the ultimate comfort food. Here’s how to make it in a slow cooker with just a few minutes of prep!

By The Paleo Diet® Team
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Trevor Connor
Trevor Connor

Dr. Loren Cordain’s final graduate student, Trevor Connor, M.S., brings more than a decade of nutrition and physiology expertise to spearhead the new Paleo Diet team.

Mark J Smith
Dr. Mark J. Smith

One of the original members of the Paleo movement, Mark J. Smith, Ph.D., has spent nearly 30 years advocating for the benefits of Paleo nutrition.

Nell Stephenson
Nell Stephenson

Ironman athlete, mom, author, and nutrition blogger Nell Stephenson has been an influential member of the Paleo movement for over a decade.

Loren Cordain
Dr. Loren Cordain

As a professor at Colorado State University, Dr. Loren Cordain developed The Paleo Diet® through decades of research and collaboration with fellow scientists around the world.